Garth Brooks announces comeback event
20 January 2014
GARTH BROOKS was in Dublin today to make a very special announcement in person. Standing in Croke Park, the location of his now legendary sell out concerts in 1997, Garth Brooks announced that he would be returning to venue in July 2014 for two very special performances.
The shows, two special performances before his worldwide tour which is due to start later this year, are called The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event. Over two nights in Croke Park, Garth and his fans will celebrate his legendary career - a career which saw him named the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, sell in excess of 128 million albums and receive every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.
Speaking of the announcement Garth Brooks said, "Before we go back on tour in the Fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band, and crew. In '97, we were lucky enough to play Croke Park while the stadium was under construction to 130,000+ of some of the greatest fans in the world. I was quoted then as saying 'When this stadium is finished, I would love to come back and try to fill it again...this time to the brink.'...and we're back to do just that.”
Tickets for The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event on Friday 25 & Saturday 26 July 2014 in Croke Park, presented by Aiken Promotions, go on sale on Thursday 30 Jan at 9am from ticketmaster and all usual ticket outlets Nationwide.
In 2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008 The President Elect, himself, requested that Garth headline President Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of over 300,000 did the "wave" to Garth's performance of "Shout" while the President sang along. That same year the Governor of California asked Garth to help the State. Garth performed 5 concerts in 2 days with the proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold donated to efforts to prevent fire catastrophes. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, "Garth Brooks: Live in L.A." allowing viewers to donate as well.
In December 2010, Garth finished an astonishing 9 sold out concerts in 6 days to raise money for the flood relief efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth ‘The Person of the Week’ and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to over 145,000 who attended the concerts.
In January, 2012 he was named the best selling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielson and Soundscan, with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sell out 15,000+ seats happened in less than a minute. Garth was recently inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob Seger. On November 29th, 2013, Garth took the night with almost nine million viewers watching his CBS special "Live From Las Vegas." That very day Garth released his new boxed set, Blame It All On My Roots, which debuted for the 13th time in Garth's career at #1 on the country charts. The boxed set also rose to the top of the Billboard 200 Chart making it the 9th time Garth has been able to achieve that feat.